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Acceptable Use Policy

Colo LLC

As a provider of Internet access, website hosting, and other Internet-related services, Colo LLC Inc. Offers its customers (also known as subscribers), and their customers and users, the means to acquire and disseminate a wealth of public, private, commercial, and non- commercial information. Colo LLC Inc. respects that the Internet provides a forum for free and open discussion and dissemination of information; however, when there are competing interests at issue, Colo LLC Inc. reserves the right to take specific preventative or corrective actions. To protect these competing interests, Colo LLC Inc has developed an Acceptable Use Policy (“AUP”), which supplements and explains specific terms of each customer’s respective service agreement and is intended as a guide to the customer’s rights and obligations when utilizing Colo LLC Network. This AUP will be revised from time to time. A customer’s use of Colo LLC Inc.’s services after changes to the AUP are posted on our website,, will constitute the customer’s acceptance of any new or additional AUP terms resulting from those changes.

A critical aspect of the Internet is that no one party owns or controls it. This fact accounts for much of the Internet’s openness and value. Still, it also places a high premium on the judgment and responsibility of those who use the Internet, both in the information they acquire and in the information they disseminate to others. When subscribers obtain information through the Internet, they must keep in mind that Colo LLC Inc. cannot monitor, verify, warrant, or vouch for the accuracy and quality of the information that subscribers may acquire. For this reason, the subscriber must exercise his or her best judgment in relying on information obtained from the Internet and should be aware that some material posted to the Internet is sexually explicit or otherwise offensive. Because Colo LLC Inc cannot monitor or censor the Internet and will not attempt to do so, Colo LLC Inc cannot accept any responsibility for injury to its subscribers that results from inaccurate, unsuitable, offensive, or illegal Internet communications.

When subscribers disseminate information through the Internet, they also must keep in mind that Colo LLC Inc does not review, edit, censor, or take responsibility for any information its subscribers may create. When users place information on the Internet, they have the same liability as other authors for copyright infringement, defamation, and other harmful speech. Also, because the information they create is carried over the network and may reach a large number of people, including both subscribers and non-subscribers of Colo LLC Inc, subscribers’ postings to the Internet may affect other subscribers and may harm Colo LLC Inc goodwill, business reputation, and operations. For these reasons, subscribers violate our policy and the service agreement when they, their customers, affiliates, or subsidiaries engage in the following prohibited activities:

Spamming — Sending unsolicited bulk and/or commercial messages over the Internet (known as “spamming”).

Intellectual Property Violations — Engaging in any activity that infringes or misappropriates the intellectual property rights of others, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade secrets, software piracy, and patents held by individuals, corporations, or other entities. It is also, engaging in activity that violates privacy, publicity, or other personal rights of others. Colo LLC is required by law to remove or block access to customer content upon receipt of a proper notice of copyright infringement.

Obscene Speech or Materials — Using Colo LLC Inc. network to advertise, transmit, store, post, display, or otherwise make available child pornography. Colo LLC Inc. is required by law to notify law enforcement agencies when it becomes aware of child pornography on or being transmitted through our network.

Forging of Headers — Forging or misrepresenting message headers, whether in whole or in part, to mask the originator of the message.

Illegal or Unauthorized Access to Other Computers or Networks — Accessing illegally or without authorization computers, accounts, or networks belonging to another party or attempting to penetrate security measures of another individual’s system (often known as “hacking”). Also, any activity that might be used as a precursor to an attempted system penetration (i.e., port scan, stealth scan, or other information-gathering activity).

Distribution of Internet Viruses, Worms, Trojan Horses, or Other Destructive Activities — It is distributing information regarding the creation of and sending Internet viruses, worms, Trojan horses, pinging, flooding, mailbombing, or denial of service attacks. Also, activities that disrupt the use of or interfere with the ability of others to effectively use the network or any connected network, system, service, or equipment.

Facilitating a Violation of this AUP — Advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available any software, program, product, or service that is designed to violate this AUP, which includes the facilitation of the means to spam, initiation of pinging, flooding, mailbombing, denial of service attacks, and piracy of software.

Export Control Violations — Exporting encryption software over the Internet or otherwise to points outside the United States.

Usenet Groups —Colo LLC reserves the right not to accept postings from newsgroups where we know that the newsgroup's content violates the AUP.

Other Illegal Activities — engaging in activities that are determined to be illegal, including advertising, transmitting, or otherwise making available Ponzi schemes, pyramid schemes, fraudulently charging credit cards, and pirating software.

Other Activities — Engaging in activities, whether lawful or unlawful, that Colo LLC Inc determines to be harmful to its subscribers, operations, reputation, goodwill, or customer relations.

As we have pointed out, the responsibility for avoiding the harmful activities just described rests primarily with the subscriber. As an ordinary practice, Colo LLC will not monitor its subscribers' communications to ensure that they comply with policy or applicable law. When Colo LLC Inc becomes aware of harmful activities, however, it may take any action to stop the harmful activity, including but not limited to, removing information, shutting down a website, implementing screening software designed to block offending transmissions, denying access to the Internet, or take any other action it deems appropriate. Colo LLC Inc is also aware that many of its subscribers are, themselves, providers of Internet services and that information reaching Colo LLC Inc. facilities from those

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